Okay. Slightly venting here, slightly asking for sincere help. I am a Linux “Nooooooob” but not completely lost.
I have a machine running proxmox, I am trying to update the baremetal (Bios, Firmware etc). Its an HP machine and that could be part of my issue. But I am struggling with basic updates. Even a simple bios update. I am embarrassed to admit that I have found it faster to slap in a Spare SSD with windows on it, complete the bios update, yank the drive and move on with my life… I know, i feel the shame already… But my bios is updated.
This cant be the answer, so what plain english guide can I read on how to get this done without pulling my hair out. (Shout to Ryan, he knows that its entirely too hard to install somethings on Linux) lol…
Most modern motherboards (including the newer HP’s) are capable of upgrading the BIOS from a USB flash drive. Typically you either enter BIOS and choose the upgrade option or there is an f-key you hit before the OS boots.
First of all, I really appreciate the reply. However this is one of the very first things I tried.
The article says essentially download the file, click through and you will get prompted to install on the USB. Never happens for me.
Im not computer janitor like some of the other pros around here, but this is way too hard for such a simple task. I see nothing useful in HP documentation about how to make the bootable bios flashdrive. It drives me nuts.
I see nothing wrong with this. Its not like you are frequently updating your BIOS. I dont think it is recommended updating BIOS every new release, particularly if it doesnt have security patches, or it doesnt fix anything broken or doesnt have significant performance improvements.
I dont think anyone will judge you for this. Its just something you need to do and if Windows is the unfortunate best tool, then so be it.